Paraburdoo is 80km south west of Tom Price in the Pilbara region of W.A.
The local population is was around 1500 during the 2011 census. The town boasts a hospital, a college, and a variety of sporting facilities including an oval,
basketball courts, tennis courts, air-conditioned squash courts. schooling to Year l0 is available.
Rainfall can vary considerably from the average due to seasonal cyclones.
There is accommodation available at the local hotel and the caravan park.
There is a modern supermarket, pharmacy, hairdressing salon, travel centre, news agency, cafe etc.
Lying 24kms north of the Tropic of Capricorn the town was established for mine workers by Hamersley Iron in 1970, and came into operation in
1973. The iron ore is shipped to Dampier by rail.
It was named after a nearby station which was built by the McGuire family. The name comes from two Aboriginal words (piru and pardu)
meaning meat and feather which applied to the large number of cockatoos which inhabit the area.
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Kelly's Pool, Howie's Hole, Nanjilgardy Pool, Ratty Springs, Radio Hill Lookout.
BUILDINGS OF NOTE
State : Pilbara
Federal : Durack
Postcode : 6754
Local Government : Shire of Ashburton
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